The inaugural 1st Choice Festival was a big hit, and the proof is in the pictures! Metro Police Officers onsite estimated between 5,000 and 6,000 guests were in attendance!
Learn more about your school options and how to apply.
A big thank you to all of the schools, district leaders, and community members who made the night possible. We also appreciate the support of our event sponsors who made the night possible: Anchor Trailways & Tours, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Comcast, Coca-Cola Consolidated Bottling Company, Gaylord Entertainment, Ingram Industries, Kroger, Metro Water Services, Nashville Electric Service, RG Anderson, The Memorial Foundation, The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, Tractor Supply Company, Vanderbilt University and WSMV-TV.
The inaugural 1st Choice Festival is this Thursday, Oct. 18, at McGavock High School! Join us to explore our school options, meet representatives from more than 120 schools, and learn about the new optional school application process. Presentations will be held throughout the evening in the CTE Room, Auditorium, and Classroom 160.
Download the event flyer in English, Spanish, Arabic, and Kurdish Bandini.
See a list of all participating schools
Dr. Nicole Cobb will bring her educational counseling expertise to Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools as the new director of school counseling services. Cobb, the former director of the Center for School Climate at the Tennessee Department of Education, will take the place of Dr. Ann Cumbie.
"I am very excited to join the Metro Schools team,” said Cobb. "I believe Metro Schools is leading the state in innovative strategies that include promoting the value of school counselors as leaders in school reform, student achievement and college readiness.”
Cobb graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a bachelor’s of science degree in Elementary Education and a master’s of art and specialist degree in Educational Psychology. Cobb has earned her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Tennessee.
Prior to joining Metro Schools, Cobb taught language arts and worked as a school counselor for seven years in Putnam County School district and later worked at the Tennessee Department of Education. While director of the Center for School Climate, Cobb led the state initiative to include school climate as part of the overall reform agenda in 26 Tennessee school districts. Under her leadership, the Center reached 100,000 Tennessee youth and sought to improve school learning environments, student achievement, and postsecondary access and persistence rates.
Cobb has also partnered with the Tennessee Higher Education Commission’s Office of P-16 Initiatives on numerous projects including CollegeforTN.org and the yearly School Counselor Institute. In addition, Cobb has experience working on policy, assessment, evaluation, and educational reform initiatives at the national level for Educational Testing Service in Princeton, NJ.
Cobb has served on several national and state committees including National Teacher Leader Standards, ACT policy council, Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network and the Council of Children’s Mental Health.
The 2011 Parents' Guide to Public Schools is now available! To learn about district services, individual schools, and how to enroll, check it out here.
If you missed last Thursday's big meeting on the future of East Nashville neighborhood schools, you can read a full recap, including the Q&A session with Dr. Register and Board Chair Gracie Porter.It was a packed house at Dan Mills Elementary, with Stand for Children hosting the event and giving parents the opportunity to ask questions directly to the people in charge about how their schools are changing. With three schools converting to STEM magnets, the opening of a new charter school and East Literature's continued conversion into a Paideia school, there was a lot of ground to cover. Special thanks to the folks at Stand for Children, particularly Francie Hunt, who put these notes together. Click here to read the complete notes from the East Nashville neighborhood schools meeting.